First, eeeek! A no makeup selfie! Just so you can get an idea of what I look like.
If you’re going to be reading this blog regularly, you probably want to get to know me a bit (and don’t worry, you’ll learn a bit about Trevor too in another post, he’ll be contributing here and there, but you’ll mostly be hearing from me).
A lady never reveals her true age but I’m in my early 30’s. I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Went to the University of Manitoba where I took a Bachelor of Arts, major in English, Minor in History. After University I started working for an insurance company where I’ve switched jobs a few times and am currently an insurance adviser.
I led a pretty normal city life, but growing up I loved animals, especially cats and horses. My parents both come from farming families and my uncles still live on the respective family farms. Some of my best memories growing up were going to the farm and spending time with the animals. Some years we would even go out and help with calving! It was so cool watching the little calves being born, and sometimes even helping. I’ll never forget the one time a calf wasn’t doing well so we loaded her up in the bucket of a tractor to get her in the barn and my sister and I sat in the bucket with her as my dad drove.
My grandma had moved away from the farm, but still had a big garden in town and I loved spending time with her every summer. She’d teach me some basics like how to make bread and we’d spend time in her garden. Nothing is better than carrots straight from the garden washed down with some ice cold water straight from the hose.
And of course, not all memories are good from the farm. One time my mom said “Your uncle is going to go A.I. a cow. You girls should go watch.” She didn’t tell us what A.I. meant, and being city kids we didn’t know either. Well A.I. means artificially inseminate, a process to a young girl is pretty disgusting!
I’ve always been interested in “old school” things, dabbling in crochet, sewing, cooking and things like that. And I’ve loved horses for as long as I can remember. Several years ago, I was binge watching Heartland and decided “you know what? I should take horseback riding lessons.” I looked into it and it wasn’t all THAT expensive, or so I thought at the time. Fast forward a few years and well that’s part of the reason we bought the farm, so that we can have horses at home!
Horses, and our reasons for buying the farm are posts for another day though since I’ve rambled on enough.
Feel free though to ask any questions you have about me in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them, and maybe even write another post compiling all the Q & A’s!
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Welcome to blogging world. Interesting to know, that I am halfway accross the globe and we both studied Bachelo ro Arts Major in English too!
Farm life is relaxing!